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Cover Letter by an Experienced Worker
482 River Avenue
Chicago, IL 11201
Dear Hiring Manager:
I am writing to express my interest in the data analyst position that became available at Fitch Consulting. I have a wide variety of skills that make me an ideal candidate for this job opening. I would like to use my skills and expertise in data analysis and statistical analysis in order to help Fitch Consulting continue to provide excellent customer service while reaching its goal of becoming one of the top consulting firms in the country. I am excited for the opportunity to be able to work with your team.
At my previous position as a data analyst, I designed and implemented a variety of data analysis tools for use by both the company's engineers and its support staff. I created these tools using the SAS statistical software to run different types of analyses on large amounts of data. I used a variety of statistical functions and models, including linear, non-linear and time series models to analyze the data that we collected. The company's engineers could then use the information gleaned from these analyses to better understand customer behavior and product performance. In addition, I also conducted preliminary market research on new products that were in development to help with development and design.
Thank you for your time and the consideration of my application for the position of data analyst at ABC Inc. I would like the opportunity to meet with you to talk about your needs and how I can be an asset to your team. Please give me a call at (123) 456-7891 and we can set up a time to meet.
Tips for Experienced Workers
In the first paragraph of your cover letter, briefly introduce yourself and explain why you are applying for the position. Also, briefly explain how your career goals align with the company’s mission.
Show how your skills, abilities and accomplishments match the job you're applying for. Give a realistic picture of your abilities.
Let the employer know that their time is appreciated and that you look forward to hearing from them. Thank them for their consideration.
Cover Letter by an Entry Level Worker
123 Hello Street
New York City, NY 11201
Dear Hiring Manager:
I am interested in a career in data analysis. I have been told that you have an opening for an entry level data analyst. I have a strong passion for math and am interested in the field of data analysis. I have a proven track record of success in this area. I have a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Michigan as well as an M.S. in statistics from Northwestern University.
I can utilize my analytical skills to help you make important business decisions. I have been interested in data analysis ever since I used Excel to analyze the stock market prices of my favorite companies. I also used advanced statistics to analyze the performance of my fantasy football team. I have learned how to create graphs and charts using Microsoft Excel. I also analyzed the history of the stock market and created a visual representation of it using Microsoft PowerPoint. I have learned how to use different statistical functions in order to summarize data. If you hire me, I will use my analytical skills to help you make important business decisions.
Thank you for your time in reviewing my resume and application for the data analyst position. I would like the opportunity to discuss how I can be an asset to your team. Please give me a call at (123) 456-7891 and we can set up a time to talk.
Tips for Entry Level Workers
Begin your cover letter with a topic sentence that states the position you're applying for and why you're interested in it. Follow that with a brief explanation of how your career goals align with the company's mission. Explain why you're especially interested in this company in particular.
You can emphasize your academic achievements as well as extracurricular experiences to demonstrate relevant skills for the job.
Thank the employer for the opportunity to discuss the open position. Invite them to reach out to you if they would like to continue the conversation.